I have this pillow to give to my son, Larry, for Christmas. I have made many things for the girls and nothing with my CQ work on it for him. So I thought it would be proper to make something masculine for him and thus this pillow. I notice he likes Blue, so blue it is. I used parts of about 6 ties for it. The border is made of the points of the ties lapped over each other, with a large one in the middle of all 4 sides.